|December 15, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||00:35||MSU||Sederberg, McKenzie (Keys, Anna )|
|1||16:12||BSU||Bergland, Emily (Kaasa, Jacqueline , Jorde, Briana)|
|2||01:17||BSU||Kaasa, Jacqueline (Joyce, Alexis )|
|2||09:20||MSU||Gulenchyn, Taylor (Fleming, Brittyn , Kondas, Jessica)|
|2||18:53||BSU||Terres, Emma (Beebe, Paige , DeGeorge, Clair)|
|3||10:23||BSU||Halluska, Abby (Bergland, Emily , Joyce, Alexis)|
|Shots on Goal||21||34|
BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University women's hockey team scored two goals in the second period including the game-winning goal by Emma Terres to defeat Minnesota State University, Mankato, 4-2, Friday afternoon.
With the win, the Beavers (9-10-2, 5-7-1-1 WCHA) earn three points in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings and push their winning streak to four games.
Junior Emily Bergland and sophomore Jacqueline Kaasa each tallied a goal and assist in the game while senior Alexis Joyce recorded two assists to become just the third defenseman in program history to reach 70 career points.
It would be the Mavericks who would tally the game’s first goal when defenseman McKenzie Sederberg fired a puck into the zone past the blueline that took a funny bounce and beat Lauren Bench just 35 seconds into the opening frame. The Beavers were able to recover later in the period when Bergland scored her fifth goal of the season at 16:12 to tie the game.
Bemidji State scored the next goal just 1:17 into the second period when sophomore Jacqueline Kaasa blasted her sixth goal of the season. The Mavericks responded however, and at 9:20 of the period, Taylor Gulenchyn tipped in a pass from Brittyn Fleming to tie the game for the second time. Just when it looked like each team would skate into the intermission tied, freshman Paige Beebe found space below the Maverick’s net and found Terres for the go-ahead goal with just 1:07 left on the clock.
The Beavers played strong defense in the third period, holding Minnesota State to just three shots and 0-for-1 on the power play. BSU extended its lead when sophomore Abby Halluska one-timed a Bergland pass while on a Beaver power play at 10:23.
The Beaver defense held Minnesota State scoreless on three power play chances and Bench finished the game with 19 saves on 21 shots to earn her team-leading fourth win of the season, improving her record to 4-4-0.
The Beavers and Mavericks will conclude their series and play through the first half of the season tomorrow when the two teams face-off at 3:07 p.m.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).